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“Traditional Japanese ryokan - a fantastic experience”
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Nishiyama Ryokan
Ranked #98 of 366 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Traditional Japanese ryokan - a fantastic experience”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

At this ryokan you may enter the lobby with shoes on. At the rooms you wear slippers in western bedrooms but barefoot in traditional rooms with tatami (japanees carpets)
Very clean rooms and public bath. Breakfast both japanees and western style very fresh, well tasting and nice presented.
Bath rooms small but use public bath if you need more space. No place to put clothes in except for 3 hangers, we had to keep them in our travel bags. Very nice staff and tea ceremony in the lobby was really nice experience.
Location perfect close to City Hall, the river and resturant area. Bus stop with at least 3 different busses to reach other parts of Kyoto.
We choose western style bedroom and got 2 rooms, one western adn one japaneese.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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nishiyamahotel, マネージャー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
thank you for staying at nishiyama ryokan. and we are happy to hear you.and we try our best for all travelers. and our all guest rooms are non smorking,and our guestroom bath is small,and please use our big publicbath for free.
thank you NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2012

we were 3 people who shared a room. the room was very clean, well maintained, the bathroom though small was adequate for our needs. the common bath in the basement was very very clean and i would recommend this experience for all. Nishiyama is well located with easy access to bus and train stations. the Terramachi shopping arcade is a short walk away and there is a Family Mart round the corner . The staff was very helpful and spoke good english.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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nishiyamahotel, マネージャー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
thank you for staying at nishiyama ryokan. and we are happy to hear you.and we try our best for all travelers. and our all guest rooms are non smorking,and our guestroom bath is small,and please use our big publicbath for free.
thank you NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Beautiful experience. The tea ceremony that concluded our stay,conducted by the owner herself, was pure poetry.

Spacious rooms. Japanese breakfast is exquisite. Would stay in this Ryokan again, friendly staff. Bike rentals.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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nishiyamahotel, マネージャー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
thank you for staying at nishiyama ryokan. and we are happy to hear you.and we try our best for all travelers. and our all guest rooms are non smorking,and our guestroom bath is small,and please use our big publicbath for free.
thank you NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Tommerup Stationsby, Fyn, Denmark
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

If you are looking for something Japanese - this is the spot in Kyoto! The room rates are reasonable, the staff is always ready to help you. They like to conversate, help you in what way they can, and makes your stay throughout cozy. This place is the epitome of japanese ryokan culture.

Room Tip: Pick the traditional rooms. They are outstanding, and gives you quite an experience. Nothing disturb...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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nishiyamahotel, マネージャー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
thank you for staying at nishiyama ryokan. and we are happy to hear you.and we try our best for all travelers. and our all guest rooms are non smorking,and our guestroom bath is small,and please use our big publicbath for free.
thank you NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Colombes, France
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I really like my stay at Nishiyama Ryokan
The room was a single one but there were enought space to live
Staff was good, and public bath very nice

If I go again in Kyoto, I think I'll stay there one or two nights
A remark, just a little dust in air conditionner

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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nishiyamahotel, マネージャー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
thank you for staying at nishiyama ryokan. and we are happy to hear you.and we try our best for all travelers. and our all guest rooms are non smorking,and our guestroom bath is small,and please use our big publicbath for free.
thank you NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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france
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I chose this ryokan randomly because the location seemed good (near a subway in the central area).
Not only the location was indeed good, but the room was excellent (we were 2 in a room for 4 people, what a luck), the staff was professional and welcoming.

There was a small bathroom in the room, however we never used it since there is a communal bath which was large and clean.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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nishiyamahotel, マネージャー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
thank you for staying at nishiyama ryokan. and we are happy to hear you.and we try our best for all travelers. and our all guest rooms are non smorking,and our guestroom bath is small,and please use our big publicbath for free.
thank you NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We really enjoyed to stay at this Ryokan. This was our first experience in a Ryokan so we cannot really compare it with others, but we liked a lot. We choose Japanese room style with private bathroom, however we experimented the public bath which is very nice experience.
The room was quite big, with two spaces, one for the closet and the other for tatamis and a small table. We could only stay one night there as the price was quite expensive for our budget (120€ per night), but if we could we would have liked to stay longer.
This familiar Ryokan is located in a nice neighborhood of Kyoto, 10 minutes walking form metro and bus station, but if you prefer you can also rent a bicycle in the same Ryokan.
The morning we left the owner explained us something about tea ceremony making a short demonstration. It was very interesting and we really like that, we read that they use to do also some origami course.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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nishiyamahotel, マネージャー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
thank you for staying at nishiyama ryokan. and we are happy to hear you.and we try our best for all travelers. and our all guest rooms are non smorking,and our guestroom bath is small,and please use our big publicbath for free.
thank you NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Property: Nishiyama Ryokan
Address: 433 Gokomachi St, Nakagyo-ku,, Kyoto 604-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#29 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nishiyama Ryokan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NISHIYAMA RYOKAN is small japanese style hotel.more than 2000 visitors from around the world stay with each year.plese enjoy traditional japanese culture at very reasonable rates.thank you in advance ... more   less 
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